Stapley, Taunton, Somerset, TA3


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  • Bedrooms: 5
An excellent residential holding comprising a four /five bedroom character farmhouse, range of traditional buildings and surrounding fields situated within a small hamlet in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – in all about 22 acres.

Grabhams Farm is not listed and would appear to date from the 17th Century although a sympathetic wing has been added by the current owners within the past 20 years. Built of rendered and colour washed elevations under tiled roofs, the property affords some lovely reception areas together with an excellent family kitchen/breakfast room with walk in utility room and pantry adjoining – there is also the ability to create a study on the ground floor from the former kitchen if desired. Four/Five bedrooms are arranged at first floor level according to buyers needs, several of which are of a good size and the main bedroom having an en suite shower room and dressing area. Close by the house is a traditional range of Flintstone former farm buildings for which Planning Consent was granted some years ago for conversion into two dwellings (full residential consent) and further details and plans are available from the agents on request. This adds an extra dimension to the property allowing buyers to further develop these buildings for separate sale or perhaps for use as holiday cottages or even for workshop or hobby interests. Grabhams Farm extends in all to about 22 acres and there are six excellent fields arranged at a slightly higher level than the property and approached from a good stoned track which is ideal for those who wish to keep horses, ponies or a few head of stock. The present owners have for some years let the grazing out to a local farmer and this may be continued if desired. The holding offers excellent amenity particularly given the pleasant situation and lovely views.

Stapley is a small hamlet lying within the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty some 10 miles to the south of the County Town of Taunton and relatively close to the Somerset/Devon border. The market town of Honiton lies about 8 miles to the south. Stapley benefits from little through traffic and is a charming, traditional hamlet with Grabhams Farm lying to one side and some lovely views over the surrounding area are provided from the property. Primary Schooling is available at Churchstanton whilst convenience stores and a health centre are available in the village of Churchinford about 2 miles away. A wide range of shopping and leisure facilities are available in the affore mentioned town. Taunton offers a fast rail link to London Paddington together with M5 interchange whilst the A303/A30 can be joined about 4 miles to the south which provides good access across southern England. Honiton offers a rail link to London (Waterloo). The surrounding area is one of traditional and unchanging countryside dominated by sheep and beef farming together with a wide variety of wooded areas. There are numerous bridle and footpaths available within the immediate facility which provide wide access into the charming surrounding countryside.

The property is approached over a concrete driveway with plenty of parking to the front and side for multiple vehicles. To the western side of the house is a side courtyard area which is adjoined by a range of primarily traditional Flintstone outbuildings for which Planning Consent is in existence for the creation of two additional residences – further details of the consents and accompanying plans are available from the Agents on request. The outbuildings are adjoined by a further garden area which is partly contained within stone walling and which also contains some useful outbuildings suitable for garaging, storage or workshop purposes. The main house has walled gardens to both front and rear which are primarily laid to lawn including a number of trees and shrubs. A side track leading from the entrance area to the land beyond which comprises six principal fields lying at a higher level than the farmstead and comprising generally level enclosures contained within well established hedged and tree boundaries providing good cover. Good track way approaches are present and adjoining one is a pole barn well suited for implement or fodder storage. A public footpath follows this track for some of its distance. Additionally there are two paddocks close to the farm house. One has two timber stables. In all the property extends to approximately 22 acres – the majority of the land is registered with the RPA for subsidy purposes.

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